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Smart Antivirus 2010. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as SmartAntivirus2010, Smart Antivirus2010, SmartAntivirus 2010 | Type: Rogue Antispyware

Smart Antivirus 2010 is a rogue security application that uses various misleading methods to scare you into thinking that your computer is seriously infected with spyware, adware, Trojans and other malware. Once installed, the rogue program will perform fake system scan and report false scan results. Then it will ask you to buy a full version of the program to remove non-existing system security threats. Do not purchase this program and uninstall Smart Antivirus 2010 from your computer as soon as possible because it can damage your PC or download additional malware onto your computer.

Usually, SmartAntivirus2010 is promoted through the use of Trojans which display fake security alerts claiming that your computer is infected or that you are under attack. The rogue program is also promoted on various malicious websites and via fake online anti-malware scanners, hijackers. You may install this parasite mistakenly too. For example, a Trojan virus or a rogue anti-spyware application pretends to be a video codec or driver pack required to view certain online videos. You may see Flash_Player_1.42.exe is required to view this video or similar notification. Install codecs only from well known and reputable websites.

While running, Smart Antivirus 2010 will flood your computer with fake security alerts and notifications about privacy issues. It will slow down your computer and block antivirus software. And that’s not all. To make things even worse, this infection will hijack your web browser and redirect. Likely, you won’t be able to access certain security related websites and download antivirus software.

If you find that your computer is infected with this parasite, please use the removal guide below to remove Smart Antivirus 2010 from the system manually for free.

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We have tested Malwarebytes's efficiency in removing Smart Antivirus 2010 (2012-02-28)
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Smart Antivirus 2010 manual removal:

Kill processes:
Smart Antivirus-2010.exe

Unregister DLLs:

Delete files:
Smart Antivirus-2010.lnk,

Smart Antivirus-2010.exe



System Root%\Samples

User Profile%\Local Settings\Temp

Program Files%\Smart Antivirus 2010

Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Smart Antivirus 2010

Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Smart Antivirus 2010

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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